textbooks, open source, flat world, college
Many college students and their families are concerned about the high costs of textbooks. E–books have been proposed as one potential solution; open source textbooks have also been explored. A company called Flat World Knowledge produces and gives away open source textbooks in a way they believe to be financially sustainable. This article reports an initial study of the financial sustainability of the Flat World Knowledge open source textbook model.
Original Publication Citation
J. Hilton, D. Wiley. (21). A sustainable future for open textbooks? The Flat World Knowledge story. First Monday, 15 (8-2)
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Hilton, John L. III and Wiley, David, "A sustainable future for open textbooks? The Flat World Knowledge story" (2010). Faculty Publications. 828.
David O. McKay School of Education
Instructional Psychology and Technology
© 2010 David Wiley & John Hilton
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